Uncommon Clay: Poems

Uncommon Clay: Poems

by Darlene Franklin-Campbell
     
 

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WINNER of the 2012 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize.

The poems in Uncommon Clay cover the terrain of Appalachia, from the Cherokee to the coal mines, from Queen's Anne Lace to the tobacco fields. The collection speaks of a heritage of hard work and an affinity with nature while exploring a woman's ties to the earth and sky, to her maker and to her people.  See more details below

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WINNER of the 2012 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize.

The poems in Uncommon Clay cover the terrain of Appalachia, from the Cherokee to the coal mines, from Queen's Anne Lace to the tobacco fields. The collection speaks of a heritage of hard work and an affinity with nature while exploring a woman's ties to the earth and sky, to her maker and to her people.

Editorial Reviews

Author of Weaving a New Eden - Sherry Chandler
"Darlene Franklin-Campbell's gem-like poems depict a people who know hard times."
--Sherry Chandler, poet, Weaving a New Eden
Author of Mercy in the New World - Elizabeth Oakes
"Darlene Franklin-Campbell adds her poetic voice, which sings, wails, remembers, mourns, and rejoices, to the literature of Appalachia."
--Elizabeth Oakes, poet, Mercy in the New World
Mary Ballard Poetry Prize Judge - Jay Parini
"This is a poet with a deep sense of not only nature but spirit. She brings rich native tradition into play here, in language that is strict and pure."
-- Jay Parini, Author of The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems and Robert Frost: A Life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014277594
Publisher:
Casey Shay Press
Publication date:
03/23/2012
Series:
Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
190 KB

Meet the Author

Darlene Franklin Campbell holds a M.A. in Education and resides in Southern Kentucky where she teaches first grade. Her poetry has appeared in various publications aimed at raising awareness against Mountain Top Removal. She is also a novelist who has donated proceeds from her novel, I Listened, Momma, to aide in the battle against cancer.

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